Friday, July 22, 2011

Beer League Softball

The other day my friend Jon asked me to sub for his beer league softball team.

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I can only assume he asked me to play because I met the basic requirements:

1. I'm a girl.
2. I'm mildly athletic.
3. I don't actually drink beer, so I could drive if needed.

Softball sounded like a fun idea when Jon first asked me. Of course, I didn't realize the game would end up being on one of the hottest days of the year.

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I headed to field last night armed with Gatorade and water, nervous not only about the heat, but also about just how rusty my softball skills were. I hadn't picked up a bat or fielded a ball since back in my intern days when I played in the D.C. media softball league.

Flashback:
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Express softball team circa 2006

Anyway, despite the heat, last night's game was awesome! Good people, lots of fun, and we won!

I even managed to put the ball in play on my first try!

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We celebrated the victory with nachos and margaritas. There's nothing quite like a softball team rolling into a bar smelly, sweaty and covered in dirt. What can I say, we're a classy bunch.

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